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Prayer in the Midst of the Storm

      That’s what Jehoshaphat teaches us. His story shows us how to respond in the worst of all possible situations, and how to pray in the midst of the storm. 2 Chr 20 begins with a statement of … Continue reading

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The Way of Generosity

“Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a … Continue reading

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Guidance: Principles of Spiritual Leadership 2

“Come, follow me,’ Jesus said, “And I will make you fishers of men.” (Mk 1:17) It’s a word of strategic intent. It’s a supremely useful declaration of guidance. “This is what I want you to do. I want you to … Continue reading

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“You are.. you will be…” Principles of Spiritual Leadership 1

I t’s not a grammar exercise, it’s the Bible’s introduction to the life of Peter. There it is in John 1:42: “And Andrew brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, ‘You are Simon son of John. You … Continue reading

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How does the Word work?

  In Hebrews 4:12, the Word of God is described as “alive and active.” It’s an interesting pair of adjectives. If a book is tedious and uninteresting, or stodgily academic, we might plod through slowly and become easily distracted, but … Continue reading

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Do you want to stay sharp? (Heb 5:12)

“In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food!” (Heb 5:12) When I was still 18, I … Continue reading

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Defining Freedom with Love (Galatians 5:1-15)

“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. 2 Mark my words! I, Paul, tell you that if you let yourselves be circumcised, … Continue reading

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